LORD Corporation Selected for International Supplier Excellence Award


LORD Corporation was recently selected to receive the American Helicopter Society (AHS) International Supplier Excellence Award to recognize the quality, innovativeness and cost-effective technology contributions of their products to improving vertical flight aircraft.

LORD is known on a global basis for providing leading-edge damping and anti-vibration solutions to the helicopter industry. In 2016, engineers from LORD were an integral part of a team effort with Sikorsky Aircraft and the U.S. Army’s Aviation Development Directorate – Aviation Applied Technology Directorate (ADD-AATD), to flight demonstrate the Zero- Vibe™ systems on an AATD UH-60M Black Hawk. LORD is also the recipient of the 2015 AHS International Grover E. Bell Award as part of the Hub Mounted Vibration Suppressor (HMVS) team.

“LORD is a manufacturing company that takes pride in our legacy of value-driven innovation that enables us to deliver affordable solutions for our customers’ needs,” said Bill Cerami, president of Global Aerospace and Defense. “It is an honor to be recognized by AHS for this prestigious award.”

Since its establishment in 1944, AHS Awards have paid tribute to the outstanding leaders of vertical flight and served as a catalyst for

stimulating technological advances. This

year’s winners will be recognized at the Grand Awards Banquet during AHS International’s 73rd Annual Forum and Technology Display in Fort Worth, Texas.

“For 73 years, AHS International has been recognizing the most significant accomplishments around the world,” said AHS Executive Director Mike Hirschberg. “This year’s winners highlight the incredible advances in vertical flight: engineers and scientists developing new technologies, innovative companies, career accomplishments, and pilots using vertical flight aircraft to save lives and demonstrate new capabilities.”

Bell Helicopter Exhibits Future of Warfighting at Army Aviation Summit

Bell Helicopter recently displayed its full-size mockup of the Bell V-280 Valor next generation aircraft, as well as the newly introduced Bell V-247 Vigilant tiltrotor model at the 2017 Army Aviation Mission Solutions Summit in Nashville.

“The Army Aviation Summit provides a great venue for engaging with our current and future customers, as well as displaying our products that bring game- changing capabilities to the warfighter,” said Vince Tobin, Bell Helicopter’s vice president of Advanced Tiltrotor Systems. “The disruptive technology of tiltrotor flight delivers unmatched efficiency and range unavailable with traditional rotorcraft. We always look forward to the discussions and engagements with our military customers on how this aircraft will enable multi-domain battle.”

Throughout the show, Bell Helicopter presented next-level technology, including an immersive virtual reality experience of the Bell V-280 that highlighted mission capabilities of the aircraft, and guests had an opportunity to fly the V-280 simulator setup in the booth, showcasing the future of vertical lift. In addition, the V-280 mockup was shown in both attack and utility configurations, demonstrating the aircraft’s versatility.

The V-280 tiltrotor has been designed to provide unmatched speed, range and payload, along with unmatched agility at the objective. The aircraft will provide the best value in operations and maintenance costs, and is being designed with sustainability, affordability, and ease of manufacturing in mind.

The Bell V-247 tiltrotor is a Group 5 unmanned aerial system (UAS) that will combine the vertical lift capability of a helicopter with the speed and range of a conventional fixed-wing aircraft. The revolutionary UAS is designed to provide unmatched long-endurance persistent

expeditionary and

surveillance capability and lethal reach, as well as runway independence to operate successfully in maritime environments and locations without secure runway availability.

The Army Aviation Mission Solutions Summit provides the Army Aviation community with the opportunity for professional development, and brings together Army

government leaders and industry representatives. The attendees were able to hear leadership messages in general sessions, network with fellow attendees in deep-dive sessions on technology and training, and attend presentations from Army leadership. The annual show also features recognition ceremonies for deserving aviation soldiers and units.



May/June 2017

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